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Nintendo's Revolution will definitely be online-ized, but how involved will superstar game designer Shigeru Miyamoto be in the games that take advantage of it?

"I am a game designer myself and what I want to do is make a variety of new games," Miyamoto told The Guardian. "If we have an online title I will have to spend all my time looking after one game.

"There are a lot of hurdles to be crossed to run an online game but we have fixed some of these, such as ease of connection and security. Now that Nintendo's WiFi service has done so well [on DS] we are ready to develop it further." So, is the man himself not ready to step away from his producing duties - where he oversees a number of in-house titles - and into the online arena?



Above: Miyamoto was recently knighted in France. We hope that's not his best tie

Sega's Yuji Naka is very nearly fed-up of online gaming thanks to having to run Phantasy Star Online, and having to cope with the reams of idiots and fools that inevitably gatecrashed it. We'll have to wait and see what Nintendo has in store to tackle the obligatory hooligans out there; DS uses a 'friend code' system whereby you have to input a player's unique ID code before you can hook up with them online. Will we be seeing a similar restriction for Revolution?

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